The Old Stone Jail, Beaverton
J is for JAIL.
It was a hot summer day when I visited this jail - part of the Beaver River Museum. Sadly the museum wasn't open the morning I was there, but I bet it was cool inside. Not so nice in winter on damp, winter days and nights, I'm sure, and the small fireplace inside (I'm guessing because of the chimney) wouldn't have helped much.
Front - and only - door
The stone walls look thick and the door looks sturdy don't they? A breakout would not be easy.
Three windows on each side, none on back
A stonemason from Scotland built the jail more than a century and a half ago during the late 1840s. This slice of history was rescued from demolition and moved to this museum spot in 1995.
Bars on windows
I'm thinking it's dark and gloomy in there.
I posted about this jail four years ago HERE. Not much has changed since then except this time I took photos on a sunny day.
I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE